Alibi V.25 No.39 • Sept 29-Oct 5, 2016 

Week in Sloth

Thursday 29

“Mighty Magiswords” (Cartoon Network 7:30pm) Two clumsy sibling go on a quest to collect all the stabby things to aid them in their “heroes for hire” business.

Friday 30

“Marvel’s Luke Cage” (Netflix streaming anytime) Marvel Comics’ streetsmart tough guy gets his own series after hanging around “Jessica Jones” for a season.

“Crisis In Six Scenes” (Amazon streaming anytime) Woody Allen helms his own TV series, a comedy about a middle-class family in the turbulent 1960s. Woody Allen, Miley Cyrus and Elaine May star. No, really.

“Doomsday: 10 Ways the World Will End” (History 9pm) If you’re looking to get your mind off the hideous presidential election, here’s a soothing antidote.

Saturday 1

“Versailles” (Ovation 8pm) This opulent historical docudrama follows King Louis XIV as he travels to Versailles after the French revolt to build the world’s fanciest palace.

“Saturday Night Live” (KOB-4 10:30pm) The 42nd season of the venerable sketch comedy show starts off with host Margot Robbie and musical guest The Weeknd.

Sunday 2

The Irresistible Blueberry Farm (Hallmark Movie Channel 7pm) Since it’s HMC, I’m assuming this is sentimental and romantic. But that title is creeping me out. It sounds like some kind of Goosebumps book.

“Westworld” (HBO 7pm) Michael Crichton’s 1973 thriller about robots run amok inside a Wild West theme park gets a creepy update with Ed Harris taking over for gunslinging Yul Brynner.

Monday 3

“Kuu Kuu Harajuku” (Nickelodeon 2pm) Remember back in 2004 when Gwen Stefani was obsessed with Harajuku, Tokyo’s trendy center of youth culture and fashion? Well, she still is. Here’s a new cartoon she’s producing about a group of giant-headed girls who form a band and have adventures in “Harajuku World.” Mattel has signed on as the global master toy licensee. So there’s that.

“Timeless” (KOB-4 9pm) A futuristic fugitive steals a state-of-the-art time machine and proceeds to muck around with history. Naturally, a diverse team of attractive people are tasked with hunting him down and fixing his mistakes. On a weekly basis.

“Conviction” (KOAT-7 9pm) Hayley Atwell left “Marvel’s Agent Carter” for this confusing crime/courtroom drama about a lawyer/former first daughter busted for cocaine possession who gets an offer to avoid jail if she’ll lead the new Conviction Integrity Unit, a judicial task force seeking to “overturn court decisions in cases where there is credible suspicion of a wrongful conviction.” Got all that?

Tuesday 4

“The Vice Presidential Debate” (KASA-2/KOB-4/KOAT-7/KNME-13 7pm) This should be a thrill a minute.

“No Tomorrow” (KWBQ-19 8pm) In this slightly off-kilter dramedy, a young woman meets a charming, free-spirited man who tells her that the apocalypse is fast approaching and encourages her to live life to its fullest.

Wednesday 5

“Frequency” (KWBQ-19 8pm) If you think hard, you may recall the 2000 sci-fi movie about a police detective who somehow contacts his dead father via shortwave radio and then tries to broadcast information that will stop him from being murdered in the past. Dennis Quaid was in it. This time the police officer is female, and Quaid has been replaced by Riley Smith from “Nashville.”